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Trump awards the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Jim Ryun, the “Master of the Mile” and former representative of Kansas

President Trump Friday awarded Jim Ryun, a three-time Olympic champion and former GOP congressman from Kansas, the Presidential Medal of Freedom and called him a “legendary runner” and “true American patriot”. “He is a giant of American athletics and a committed official and a man of charity, generosity and faith,” said Trump in a ceremony at the White House where …

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Maryam Mirzakhani Won Math's Most Prestigious Medal Before She Died. Now There's a Prize in Her Honor.

Maryam Mirzakhani, a brilliant Iranian mathematician who died of breast cancer in 2017. The $ 50,000 prize will go to outstanding young female mathematicians who are no more than two "We hope that the Maryam Mirzakhani New Frontiers Prize seeks help inspire young women to pursue their calling for mathematics ," said Richard Taylor, chair of the selection committee for …

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Simone Biles wins another World Championship medal: NPR

Simone Biles appears in the Women's Allround Final at the Turn World Cup in Stuttgart. Matthias Schrader / AP hide caption switch caption Matthias Schrader / AP Simone Biles jumps in the all-round women's final at the Turn World Cup in Stuttgart. Matthias Schrader / AP Editor's note: Previously, we had falsely reported that Simone Biles had set a new …

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Simone Biles breaks 21st medal in Turning World Championships record

Simone Biles is often known for her record-breaking skills and spectacular performances. On Tuesday, she set a new record at the World Turning Championships. The 22-year-old Biles won her 21st medal and she 15th career gold at the event in Stuttgart, Germany, with the Russian gymnast Svetlana Khorkina for the most single medals overall by a woman at the event …

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The White House honors Art Laffer with the Medal of Freedom: NPR

The White House honors the economist Art Laffer with a medal of freedom. Sarah L. Voisin / The Washington Post / Getty Images Hide caption Caption switch Sarah L. Voisin / The Washington Post / Getty Images The White House will award the economists Art Laffer a medal of freedom. Sarah L. Voisin / The Washington Post / Getty Images …

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